Tareq A. Ramadan

Tareq A. Ramadan

Tareq A. Ramadan, PhD
Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies

Tareq A. Ramadan

Tareq A. Ramadan is an interdisciplinary professor and researcher who works in both the Department of Anthropology as well as in the Near Eastern Studies program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Over the past ten years and across four different departments, Tareq has taught nine different courses in Middle Eastern and Islamic history, culture, and contemporary Arab and Muslim society as well as various courses in Anthropology.

Tareq is also a numismatist who specializes in the study of early Islamic coins and other inscribed material culture and who frequently publishes new numismatic findings. He has conducted anthropological and archaeological research and fieldwork both in the U.S. and in Jordan on his own as well as with Brown University, participating in its renowned Petra Archaeological Project (BUPAP) in 2012.

Tareq received the following degrees from Wayne State University:
Ph.D. in Anthropology 
M.A. in Near Eastern Languages/Studies
B.A.  in Anthropology


Tareq has taught the following courses at Wayne State since 2007:

· NE 2000- Introduction to Islamic Civilization of the Near East

· NE 2700- (Topics) Islam in America: A History

· NE 2030/HIS 1800- The Age of Islamic Empires (600-1400 CE)

· NE 2040/HIS 1810- The Modern Middle East (1400-1914 CE)

· NE 3040/HIS 3320- The 20th Century Middle East (WWI- Present)

· ANT 2100- Introduction to Anthropology

· ANT 3200- Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations

· ANT/NE 3550- Arab Society in Transition

· Foreign Culture (Arab and Islamic Culture)- WSU Center of Academic Excellence in National Security Intelligence Studies/ High School Engineering Training Institute

 

Awards and Grants

    • 2017- Summer Dissertation Fellowship (Wayne State University Graduate School)
    • 2014/15 ACOR-CAORC Fellowship (funded by U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational  and Cultural Affairs) sponsored by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) through the American Center for Oriental Research 
    • 2014     Graduate Professional Scholarship (Wayne State University Graduate School)
    • 2013     Wayne State University Humanity Center Travel Award
    • 2013     Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship, American Center for Oriental Research
    • 2012     Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship, American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)
    • 2012     Barbara C. Aswad Award in Cultural Anthropology, Wayne State University                 


Selected Publications

"The Islamic State: Statehood as Geo-Political Objective, Islam as Lexicon for Legitimation." Published April 30, 2016 on U.S. Chaam Media/U.S. Arab Radio (in two parts)
 https://www.academia.edu/26476340/THE_ISLAMIC_STATE_STATEHOOD_AS_GEO-POLITICAL_OBJECTIVE_ISLAM_AS_LEXICON_FOR_LEGITIMATION

"Can't We all Get Along? Sunni-Shia Commonalities" Published at Informed Comment on Nov. 3, 2014
www.juancole.com/2014/11/along-sunni-commonalities.html

The Syrian Maelstrom: How Repression, Drought & Climate Change Drove the Civil War


"Jordan and the Administrative Materical Culture of the Umayyads" (American Center of Oriental Research,Amman 2016)" 
www.acorjordan.org/2015/07/15/jordan-administrative-legacy-umayyads/

“A Brief Note on a ‘Skinny’ Standing Caliph Arab-Byzantine coin Presumably from Amman.” Published in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, Number 206, pages 13-14. Autumn 2011.

“A Short Note on an Unusual Arab-Byzantine Standing Caliph Coin of Yubna-Filastin.” Published in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, Number 208, pages 46-47. Summer 2011.

“An Umayyad Post-Reform coin of Aylah: A Concise Commentary.” Published in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, Number 205, pages 10-12, Autumn 2010.

“An Arab-Byzantine Imperial Figure Coin Bearing the Mint Name Ludd in Arabic: A New Type?” Published in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, Number 203, pages. 45-46, Spring 2010.

“A Rare Arab-Byzantine Hybrid Coin of Damascus: An Intriguing “Mule” Bearing a Standing Emperor Obverse and a Sphere through Pole-On-Steps Reverse.” Published in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, Number 203, pages. 43-45, Spring 2010.

"The Standing Caliph Coins of Aylah-Filastin." Published in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, Number 203, pages 3-6, Spring 2010.

"An Arab-Byzantine Standing Imperial Figure Coin from Jund Al-Urdun Inscribed with the word ‘Fils.’" Published in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, Number 202, pages. 46-47, Winter 2010.

 

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

 

MEDIA REFERENCES

“A day in Michigan's only immigration court, where 3 judges decide the fate of thousands” February 08, 2018  

www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/02/emotional_day_in_immigration_c.html


DETROIT NEWS (WAYNE STATE DETROIT ARCHAEOLOGY)
blogs.detroitnews.com/history/2012/11/11/in-search-of-detroits-lost-neighborhood/